Inpatient treatment (integrated care) – Inpatient treatment can be a great tool to kickstart your recovery from anxiety. It can remove you from your current circumstances, give you some breathing room, and help you learn tools to take back with you to your normal life. In inpatient treatment, psychiatrists and psychologists can better assess your individual anxiety symptoms to help you craft a strategic plan for reducing your anxiety.
Mindfulness & Meditation – There are countless helpful resources, including meditation teachers on YouTube, meditation apps, books and audiobooks that can help you learn meditation and mindfulness techniques. When we experience anxiety, our body is going into a hyperactive state. Our central nervous system can go haywire. With mindfulness and meditation, we learn to pause, to tune into our breath, the breath deeply, to calm the mind and to focus on our well-being. Intentionally focusing on the breath helps calm the central nervous system, bring us back into our bodies, and slow down our reactiveness. Guided meditations (through videos or apps) can be extremely helpful in learning how to practice mindfulness and meditation.
Hypnosis – According to the Mayo Clinic, Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is “a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions. Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain.”